Thu - 24.04.14


Thursday 25th April, 2013
Anzac Day. Isaiah 9:1-6 / Wisdom 3:1-9. Justice shall flourish in his time and fullness of peace for ever - Ps 71(72):2-4, 7-8, 12-13, 17. Ephesians 2:13-18 / 1 Corinthians 1:18-25. John 12:23-28 / John 14:23-29.

  
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‘If it dies, it produces many grains.’

Today we commemorate the men who gave their lives in sacrifice for the good of their country at Gallipoli in World War I. Each year, on 25 April, groups of Australians, war veterans, young people and others, visit Gallipoli where it all happened, to contemplate the meaning and worth of that suffering.

The readings at Mass remind us of the Child who was born to us, the Son who was given to us, the One whose rule was to be one of wisdom and peace. It is in the light of this Wonderful Counsellor, this Prince of Peace, that we must evaluate the worth of sacrificing men and women, mostly young, in battlefields throughout the world.

 

 

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